[NL2-NL10] NL10 FR: AKs in a straight/flush draw flop

    • Tucanjo
      Tucanjo
      Basic
      Joined: 11.01.2007 Posts: 9
      Hello,

      Please, I need advice in two different AKs hand types:

      1- The flop made my hand a monster, but didn't know very well what to do.
      What's the best play in cases like this?

      Party Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.05/$0.10
      10 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $9.35
      UTG+1: $2
      UTG+2: $5.05
      MP1: $12.70
      MP2: $5
      MP3: $10.35
      CO: $6
      Button: $4.87
      SB: $5.71
      Hero: $5.35

      Pre-flop: (10 players) Hero is BB with K :diamond: A :diamond:
      2 folds, UTG+2 calls, MP1, folds, MP2 (poster) checks, MP3, folds, CO (poster) checks, Button folds, SB calls, Hero raises to $0.6, UTG+2 calls, 2 folds, SB calls.

      Flop: ($2.05) Q :heart: 4 :diamond: T :diamond: ($2, 3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2, 2 folds.
      Uncalled bets: $2 returned to Hero.

      Results:
      Final pot: $2.05

      2- I had TPTK, but a straight and a flush were possible.
      Did I make the right move here?

      Party Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.05/$0.10
      10 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $10.20
      UTG+1: $10.95
      UTG+2: $5.19
      MP1: $4.79
      MP2: $1.95
      Hero: $4.85
      CO: $12.69
      Button: $9.85
      SB: $1.90
      BB: $2

      Pre-flop: (10 players) Hero is MP3 with A :club: K :club:
      UTG calls, UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0.4, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.2, 5 folds, UTG+2 calls.

      Flop: ($2.65) Q :diamond: 4 :spade: K :diamond: ($2.65, 2 players)
      UTG+2 bets $1.5, Hero raises all-in $3.65, UTG+2 folds.
      Uncalled bets: $3.65 returned to Hero.

      Results:
      Final pot: $4.15
  • 3 replies
    • FlaviaMomo
      FlaviaMomo
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.01.2007 Posts: 54
      1 - against two players the default play is to not do the cbet. And you didn't have a monster hand, it was still a monter draw, another reason to check and catch any card that help make your hand.

      2 - i would do the same. TPTK is what we look for.. although even with your allin he probably had the odds to continue but no implied odds.
    • Alaton
      Alaton
      Black
      Joined: 21.02.2006 Posts: 1,473
      both hands are very well played, you did everything right here!

      Hand 1 is a real monsterhand ( a draw, but you are still the favorite to win the pot) so getting lots of money in on the flop is the goal, and a PotsizeBet serves this purpose best. You have 12 secure outs(flush+straight) and 6 potential outs (Overcards).
      The line to being favorite on the flop is at about 14 outs, so we want to get All-In on the flop here.

      Hand 2 is an easy All-In to protect against any draws, you have TPTK which is also a really good hand for us with the SSS
    • Tucanjo
      Tucanjo
      Basic
      Joined: 11.01.2007 Posts: 9
      Thanks for the reply =D